Alan Basting earned an M.A. in English/Creative Writing at Colorado State University and a M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. His chapbooks include Singing from the Abdomen, Stone-Marrow Press; What the Barns Breathe, Windows Press; Suddenly, Herons, The Writers’ Cooperative of Toledo; and Deep Time, Daily Habits and Events, from The Arts Commission of Toledo, Ohio. Nothing Very Sudden Happens Here was published by Lynx House Press, Spokane, WA, in late 2013. His most recent collection, Home and Away (2019), is available from Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY. Visit www.alanbastingpoetry.com to view selections from his work. He lives in the middle of the Manistee National Forest near Lilly, MI.